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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide teachers and individual learners with tools to breathe life into Jewish text study and enable a personally relevant, meaningful, and life-impacting experience.

We work with learners and teachers everywhere: with every denomination, all levels of Jewish awareness/education and the whole gamut of learning styles.

  • Individuals: Becoming a Soulful Individual is a free, structured learning platform that enables anyone, anywhere, to find a study partner and learn Jewish texts in an open, meaningful, honest and vulnerable way. Find out more…
  • Families: Becoming a Soulful Parent is a network of community-based parent learning groups led by expert facilitators. Find out more… 
  • High school faculties: Becoming a Soulful Educator is a 2-day professional development course (+ year of follow-up), practicing methods for enabling safe space, vulnerability, and personal impact into any learning environment. Find out more…

How do we do this?

When we talk about tools and methods, here’s what we mean.

  1. How to introduce the subject personally; modeling being a work-in-progress and growing from the learning.
  2. How to listen to Jewish texts as if they are speaking to me personally, right now.
  3. What to say/do to create a safe educational space for learners to feel comfortable sharing personal thoughts without feeling judged by facilitators or peers.
  4. How to develop the right processing exercises that enable each student to discover his/her own personal voice in response to the text at hand.
  5. How to use imagination to help students envision how they can be affected through their learning.
  6. How to help students take the learning to heart – strategies that encourage students to practically bring their learning into their lives.

People are looking for meaning. As a rabbi, my job is to help people find that meaning. The approach of Ayeka goes beyond just the lessons’ content and I can attest to it being very powerful. – Rabbi Loren Lapidus, Associate Rabbi, The Temple Atlanta